Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Lead Paint Test

If you've been reading for a while then you know that we've been working at passing a lead paint inspection. In January we pulled all of our windows out, took them to the garage, sanded them down and repainted them. It didn't work. This past summer we replaced them. Of course, the City made us put in wood windows in the front of the house. The wood windows didn't pass (all the windows that I got to choose passed, of course). I cased the bases of the failing windows in aluminum. We repainted both of our porches...again. Today we passed. It has been a long time coming, and a major pain, but it will ultimately be worthwhile in the long run. What this really means is that I have to complete our final pay request to the City, get our final inspection/walk through, and wait for a check. Oh, and live here for five years. We love this house, so living here for five years won't be too painful. It's an awesome house!